The Book Was Better
I think that we all agree that, 9.9 times out of 10, whenever someone makes a movie based on a book, the book is better.
Entertainment Weekly has a decent list of the 23 most disappointing book to movie adaptations. Included are some real gems like The Golden Compass and (shudder) A Sound of Thunder. Whether you agree the movie was good or bad, I think most all of us will agree that the book was most definitely better.